7/30/15 – 5:10 A.M.
With voters having rejected two bids to build a new k-8 building in the Liberty Benton School District, the school board is taking a hard look at what needs to be done to keep the existing building in good working condition. The Courier reports board members talked about recommendations from an architectural firm during a Wednesday meeting. The suggestions include adding eight more modular classrooms. If the board decides in favor of the plan, the rooms will start being put in place as early as December.
The cost of the new classrooms would be more than $794,000 not including plumbing and electrical costs. If approved, they could open for the 2016-2017 school year.
The plan given to the district also calls for the heating system to be replaced, and for the band and choir room to be renovated. Superintendent Jim Kanable recommended doing one major project each summer for the next three years. An electrical audit is expected to begin by the end of this week.
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